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Department of Telcommunications (DoT) News
Department of Telcommunications (DoT)
Telcos pay over Rs 8,000 cr to govt in dues; DoT to write fresh letters to firms questioning AGR gap
Wed, Mar 04, 2020
Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio paid cumulative over Rs 6,000 crore to the government towards deferred spectrum dues and Tatas has deposited another Rs 2,000 crore for ad hoc statutory liabilities.
Vodafone Idea payment: DoT may ask for dues this week; chances of relief slim
Tue, Mar 03, 2020
The government can ask Vodafone Idea this week to submit their dues after Airtel and Tata Teleservice having submitted their self assessment figures on AGR
Telecom Dept looking into AGR payment issues: FM
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Finance Minister Nirmala said that telecom department is looking into issues related to payment of statutory dues by mobile telephony services providers.
FinMin, DoT, Niti Aayog discuss options for relief to telcos
Mon, Feb 24, 2020
Department of Telecommunications, the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog on Sunday held a preliminary meeting to discuss relief measures for telecom industry, which is struggling amidst huge AGR dues.
Vodafone Idea to pay Rs 53,000 crore AGR dues in next few days, informs exchange
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
Vodafone Idea said that they will pay AGR dues in next few days after receiving letters from DOT for directing immediate payment.
PMO advises DoT to help BSNL with wage bill till June
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
The PSU is also struggling as it does not have LTE 4G servcies for lack of spectrum and now DoT has referred the matter of its spectrum proposal to TRAI for consultation as PSUs don`t bid for auction to get spectrum.
Broadband subscriber base at 463.6 million in August-end: DoT
Sat, Nov 24, 2018
According to data released by the DoT on its website, the total number of telephones rose to 1,189.17 million, up 9.73 million over the previous month. Of this, wireline phone connections remained almost flat, while the wireless connections climbed 0.84 per cent month-on-month to almost 1,167 million.
Upgrading SIM from 3G to 4G? Your consent is a must now
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
As per the new addition, the SIM can be activated only with a clear go-ahead from mobile users and on their request. Under the process, after receiving the request for SIM card upgradation, the telecom company will have to make an interactive voice response system (IVRS) call on the consumer's number and confirm whether he had requested the upgrade or not.
Airtel to approach TRAI, DoT over proposed Rs 1,000 crore penalty
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel today said that it will approach government and telecom regulator Trai to clear the "confusion" that led to proposed penalty of over Rs 1,000 crore on it for not providing interconnection facility to Reliance JIO Infocomm.
Telecom woes: ARPU, rising debt to hurt industry after spectrum auction
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
The tepid response by telecoms in the recent spectrum auction organized by the Department of Telecom (DoT) failed to brighten the debt ridden future of the industry, which is estimated to increase.
Spectrum auction: Why no one wants a slice of 700 MHz band
Thu, Oct 06, 2016
India’s biggest spectrum auction which began on October 1, has already seen bids worth $ 8.1 billion or Rs 64,451 crore after 23 rounds of bidding from seven telecom operators.
Telcos deposit Earnest Money for spectrum auction, RJio leads with Rs 6,500 crore
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
Telecom companies have deposited Earnest Money (EM) for the upcoming spectrum auction, sources told Zee Business.
Government, TRAI keeping close watch on call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Mon, May 30, 2016
Prasad also mentioned that the country is going for one of the biggest spectrum auctions in the next two-three months.